Tuesday, April 21, 2009

It's been a while!

Hello friends! I can't believe how fast my time is going by!! We're still in quite of a crazy state of living...so my posts have been following along! The kids and I are in Utah at my parents house--it's been wonderful to have a little more "space" than our little tiny appartment! It's also been really wonderful to reconnect with cousins and a bunch of our family!

We drove to Utah, so I was able to bring "the heaviest suitcase" my husband has ever lifted full of stampin' supplies! I'm doing a class at my sister's house, so I brought a bunch of stuff to work with and work on! My photos aren't quite like they should be, but they get the point across!:)

This card was my take on the Mojo Monday sketch this week, which was #83. I used my Cheep Talk stamp set, stamp-a-ma-jig and some great colors! Pink Pasison, Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie, and Whisper White!

I started with stamping my branch in kiwi kiss ink on my whisper white cardstock. I added my little bird with pumpkin pie ink and placed it perfectly with my stamp-a-ma-jig! I also used my samj to place my sentiment in the perfect spot too!! It was also added with pumpkin pie ink. I just got some of these great flower brads..so I wanted to get them started! I used my crop-a-dile to punch a little hole in the branch for my pumpkin pie flower brad. I layered my image on a layer of pumpkin pie paper.

I got a piece of ww carstock, layerd some kiwi kiss dsp, scalloped some pumpkin pie paper and added it to my card. I added another little strip of kiwi dsp to my scallop-and then tied it all up with some of my new white satin ribbon, and then added my little birdie image.

For the little flower emblishment, I stamped my flower (also from the cheep talk set) in pink passion ink and punched it out with my 1" circle punch. The pumpkin pie circle was punch with my 1 1/4" punch, the kiwi with my 1 3/8" punch and then the pink pasion with my scallop circle punch.

It feels good to be creating again...I've missed it so much the past few crazy weeks! I know I'll have many more crazy weeks ahead...so thanks for being patient and for all of your support! I appreciate you well wishes so much!!

I'll be back tomorrow...for the start of the Lizzie Anne Designs Sneek Peeks!! The 25th is the official release date for their new stamps...fun, fun, fun!!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great one!:)


Tina said...

Even away from home, you've got it. Great cheerfulness!

Lisa Brown said...

Great to hear from you, Jen! This is a precious card...love the colors!

Anne Laflamme said...

OH wow... I love it... it's fresh... the combo color is perfect...


Rosemary Olson said...

Welcome back Jen! I have really missed reading your posts and seeing your cards. This one is so bright and cheerful. Thanks as always for sharing.

Mary Fish said...

Love having you back (and the comment about the mega heavy suitcase full of your supplies). Charming card . . . so very much your style! Hugs, M

Phyllis Strickland said...

That is a beautiful card, as usual. You are a very talented stamper, there is no doubt about that! I love your blog.